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Guest Opinion - Dear Big Tech: The time to act locally is now

Original post made on Jun 18, 2020

As a full-service wealth management firm specializing in public and venture-backed startups in the Tri-Valley, we're frequently asked for our perspective on how the aftermath of the coronavirus will affect the Tri-Valley.

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Posted by Dave Limato
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 18, 2020 at 11:39 am

Dear Don,

I respect your opinion and you raise some valid points.

However Regarding: The Tri-Valley today possesses the same essential characteristics that birthed Silicon Valley 50 years ago.

As a resident of the Tri-Valley, I can say for certain, that I live here because I don't want to live in the Silicon Valley. As residents, we have chosen this area for its Small Town feel. And we would like it to stay that way.

I'm sure if you surveyed the residents of our community you would hear the same sentiment.

I agree with some of your sentiments though. More businesses should have a place for their workers in the Tri-Valley. Why send them up and down 580 and 680 when they all live here.

Dave Limato

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 19, 2020 at 9:22 am

“The Tri-Valley today possesses the same essential characteristics that birthed Silicon Valley 50 years ago. “ many world class universities are in the tri-valley?

While we are close to them, we don’t have them here. My opinion is if you want the equivalent Silicon Valley boom in the tri valley which many other states and countries have tried to model as well, you need world class universities and R&D centers.

Posted by PapaDan
a resident of Danbury Park
on Jun 20, 2020 at 8:53 am

I agree with Dave Limato's comment — we are here for the "small-town feel" of Pleasanton and we will support policies (and City Council candidates) who promote that feature. Look at Nancy Allen's City Council candidate website as an example.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2020 at 3:40 pm

Dave Limato and PapaDan,

What is it about Pleasanton that gives it a "small town feel"? Can you define it? Is it a particular type of housing? I specific mix of or types of businesses? A nice downtown? Good schools?

I used to live in Mountain View, and that is kind of in the heart of Silicon Valley. To me, Mountain View is a small town with a nice downtown and good schools. Is there something about Mountain View, for instance, that you wouldn't want here in Pleasanton?

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